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Venezuelan Sun Tiger - Psalmophoeus irminia

Venezuelan Sun Tiger - Psalmophoeus irminia

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Well-known in the arachnid-keeping community as the Halloween Spider, the Venezuelan Sun Tiger boasts an impressive orange and black pattern, making it a prized species among hobbyists.


Their requirements are in a container that is more tall than wide.  They are a hybrid species so they love to burrow in substrate and also climb to the taller side of the enclosure.  
They are from sub-tropical environments.  Keep your substrate more on the wetter side, but not swampy.
You can provide a water dish if you want for larger spiders, but the babies do not need one.
These guys love heat. They do well in temperatures from the mid 70’s to the low 80’s.

Other useful information.
Latin/Scientific name:  Psalmophoeus irminia
Common name:  Venezuela Sun Tiger
Type:  Arboreal, Fossorial.  Burrower. 
Category:  New World, but can be defensive.
Locale:  Venezuela, south america
Size:  Large female legspan can reach 8in across.
Urtication hairs: No
Growth rate:   They are moderate to fast growers at normal temps, fast growers above 75F.
Life expectancy: Females up to 15 years+, males up to 6 years.
Recommended experience level:  Very little experience

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Shipping costs:

I charge a standard rate of $50 for shipping tarantulas, and isopods.
I take a loss on shipping, on every package.
There are many costs associated with shipping that are not evident on the surface level:
An insulated box.
Cold/heat pack.
The vials that the animals go inside of have to be drilled a certain way.
The preparation of the vials with padding takes labor to make.
So $50 for shipping is actually a bargain.
Packages go out usually Monday/Tuesday and sometimes Wednesday.
I will not ship after Wednesday, because if there are shipping delays, I do not want it to go over the weekend.

Live Arrival Guarantee:

I offer LAG (Live Arrival Guarantee) on every single package that I ship.
Animals usually arrive at your doorstep, or your nearest FedEx hub the following day after I ship.  Usually 10am, but that is not always the case.
Sometimes it might take an additional day to arrive, but that is rare.
In the RARE case that the animal/s arrive DOA (dead on arrival), the receiver MUST send photos and video to me within an hour documenting the condition of the said animal.
We will then discuss replacement options if that is the case.
I've been shipping and sending hundreds if not thousands of packages over the last 10 years with an impeccable track record.
Shipping costs on DOA’s are never refundable.

Local Pick Up: 

Local pick up in Los Angeles is always available.
If you live close, come pick up the animals.
I can also personally deliver the animals the same/next day if the order is over $200.



Where do you get your enclosures?
For a good quality enclosure, I recommend Herpcult Enclosures

What substrate do you use?
I prefer coco fiber substrate mixed with peat. Usually a 80/20 mixture.
Coco or similar
Sphagnum Peat Moss or similar

What temperature do you keep your tarantulas in?
I have my room set at 80°F, but they will be perfectly fine in temperatures between 69°F-83°F. I prefer using the Govee thermometer.

Are tarantulas venomous?
Yes, all spiders are venomous. However, tarantulas do not possess a medically significant venom. There have been no records of any humans dying due to a tarantula bite.

What happens if I get bit by a tarantula?
On the rare occasion that you get bit by a tarantula, remain calm. Do not run hot water over the wound because it will speed up the spread of the venom. Instead, clean the bite mark with room temperature water and monitor your symptoms. If your pain does not go away, please consult a physician.

What do you feed your tarantulas?
I feed my tarantulas crickets, roaches, mealworms, or superworms. However, crickets are always the easiest and most accessible from pet stores.
Tongs I use are- My favorite option or a less expensive alternative.

How often do you feed your tarantulas?
I feed my tarantulas once a week or bi-weekly.